15-17 and ready to join the growing number of people having the time of their lives with NCS?
The National Citizen Service (NCS) on the Isle of Wight is being delivered by UKSA, in partnership with The EFL Trust.
We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2017 4 week programmes, starting on the 17th July, 24th July or 7th August.
What does it involve?
Each programme kicks off with an away residential where you will take part in adrenaline fuelled activities whilst developing the leadership and team working skills that will make you more employable. Next, closer to home, you will learn important life skills such as budgeting and first aid whilst experiencing a taste of independent living. Then you will be tasked with planning and delivering a community project that has a lasting impact in your local area.
UKSA’s NCS Co-Ordinator, said: “This programme fits perfectly with UKSA as it’s an extension of the type of work we already do with young people, easing that all-important transition from their school days to working life. The course is based on the six NCS principles which include; social mixing, challenge, increased responsibility and independence, reflection, social action and inspiration. By the end of the 2016 programmes it was clear to see the young people’s confidence had increased through the teamwork and leadership skills they had undertaken. It is a fantastic opportunity for them to have greater awareness of their local community.”
NCS has been running since 2011, with over 200,000 young people taking the opportunity to fast track their future with the programme.
How much will it cost?
Thanks to government funding, the most NCS will ever cost a participant is £50. The actual programme value per person is over £1,300. Make sure you sign up early to avoid disappointment.
What the class of 2016 have to say about NCS?
“This has been the most incredible summer. I had so much fun, tried something new every day and met new people who I can’t wait to meet up with again. One of my highlights was creating our social action project which involved creating a bereavement garden in memory of a teacher at Medina. It was amazing to be able to see the project through and realise the huge difference we can make if we put our minds to it – the sense of achievement at the end when we completed the garden was something I’d never experienced before and it really bonded the group. I’d definitely encourage other young people to give it a go.” 2016 participant Alice Snow.
How do I sign up?
To find out more and sign up contact Jade: Jade.Beasley@uksa.org or call 01983 203045.